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Topic: Stage II w/Lymph Node Involvement

Forum: Stage II Breast Cancer — Meet, share and support others with Stage II Breast Cancer

Posted on: Nov 7, 2009 06:53AM - edited Nov 24, 2009 06:18AM by Warrior517

Warrior517 wrote:

I am so thrilled we finally have a place to call HOME here! I was diagnosed w/IDC last year at the age of 39. It was in 2/6 lymph nodes. I was also HER2 and Estrogen Positive.I had dbl mastectomy w/implants. This summer, one of the implants failed. So, I underwent a DIEP procedure w/Dr. Massey and Dellacroce in New Orleans. Great Outcome!! I did TCH for six rounds, rads and a year of Herceptin. I am currently on tamoxifen and Boniva (study). 

I just wanted to start this thread for those that had it spread to lymph nodes. I can't tell you how many threads I have read that said "thank God, my nodes were clear"...we all weren't as lucky. BUT I believe God puts people in our path when we need them most. Last year during Rads,I met an older lady(she was there for her hubby) who told me that she was a 30 year survivor and Yes..It was in her lymph nodes! The job of the lymph nodes is to catch that little sucker!

Dx 1/10/2008, IDC, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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May 12, 2020 03:42AM LillyIsHere wrote:

I like a glass of wine as well however my MO told me to stay clear of alcohol beverages because they increase the estrogen level and I am ER+. If I have to have wine, will be max a glass a week she said.

Ladies, what do you suggest for supplements? I can't find the link, if there is one. Also, my skin has changed so dramatically when I started letrozole 5 months ago. I also have lost muscle and can't keep up even with excercise. Any recommendations?

Thank you all.

Dx 7/31/2019, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 11/30/2019 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 7, 2020 09:58AM Ampmusic14 wrote:

I was able to skim through these posts. I can't believe this thread has been going on since 2009! It's nice to read the good posts about survival and being several years out!! I have so much anxiety about survival rates. I want to live a very long time. I posted my initial topic in a different thread.... But I'm only 37 with two babies, recently diagnosed. Stage 2 grade 2 so far. My surgery is next week. I keep praying that it hasn't spread to my lymph nodes in the past few weeks. My tumor on US was close to 4cm and on MRI close to 5cm. I can't find anyone with a similar situation to mine with positive outlooks. I'm ER and PR positive, HER2 negative. But I love hearing all the success stories. It helps sooooo much.

Dx 5/11/2020, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/8/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/28/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jun 25, 2020 02:01AM Castigame wrote:

Ampmusic14, if I may

Yes we all scared regards at the scenario when and if this nasty sucker crawls back. I turned 47 at DX. Stage 3a and 1A.100% ER 4/19 nodes. 5 tumors w biggest 3.5 cm. Went thru the proverbial BC kitchen and more in 2017(Had 300 medical claims when I only took of 10.5 months from work)

2017 was full of physical and psychological beatings for me. Went back to full time Jan2018. Good portion of 2018 was still physical struggle. 2019 after things went back to almost normal I was angry at the fact this nasty sucker changed me forever.

2020 came I am finally at peace with what happened. I call it really bad extended house guest who invited itself to my life. The bad house guest finally left. Yes I would sell my soul not to have it back. But just in case it comes back, I will do the same fight to make unwanted stay as short as possible.

That was my rant. In my personal opinion, user name YATCOMW is the one of the best fighters here. She was about similar age as you and young children. Please look her up in this forum.





Mimi Dx 1/11/2017, IDC: Papillary/IDC: Cribriform, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/11/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes Surgery 2/15/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/21/2017 Radiation Therapy 7/31/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 10/30/2017
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Jun 27, 2020 12:52AM cathy67 wrote:

I just found this post recently and have not read it through. Stage 2 is very complex, today I have my first checkup after treatment. I pray I also have clear results as all other lucky women here. Yes, we need successful stories from others.

Oncotype 6, Dx 08/06/2019, IDC, Right, 2.1 cm, Grade2, 1/1 nodes,ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/9/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/26/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jun 29, 2020 09:50AM Mariadelpilar wrote:

hi everyone,

As I read more and more about my cancer, I learn more, but I don’t alway like what I learn. For example, I looked up p53. I have 40% overexpression. Some research says it is not an independent prognosticator while others associated it with a poorer prognosis. Does anyone out there know? Also is the overexpression the same as a p53 mutation?

Thank you!!

Dx 11/7/2019, DCIS/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 12/25/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Aug 2, 2020 06:02PM PebblesV wrote:

carhy67 and ampmusic14 and others - there is a thread I bookmarked re: success stories from those who were stage II - hope this helps you have some encouragement that this is beatable:

https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/145/topics/776191?page=10#idx_295

As for me, August marks my two year anniversary of being diagnosed. I’m still in this fight but if it helps to know, my latest mammogram (and first one post-treatment) came back completely clear! I am nervous about my next mammogram which is due around Oct./Nov. but one day at a time. Plenty of long term survivor stories from those even when it spread to lymph nodes - for me it went into 2 nodes and currently I’m currently clear. So even if it gets into your nodes, don’t worry, just be educated about your choices and next steps and your own risk/reward scenario

Dx 9/7/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/19/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 3, 2020 06:34AM cathy67 wrote:

PebblesV,

Thanks! I will also bookmark that one.

I did my first post treatment mammogram this June end, and it backs clear! Thanks God, they told me right there, let me relax a lot! The next one will be this December. Hopefully we all got another clear result.




Oncotype 6, Dx 08/06/2019, IDC, Right, 2.1 cm, Grade2, 1/1 nodes,ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/9/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/26/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Aug 3, 2020 11:25AM PebblesV wrote:

Congrats on being in the clear Cathy67!!! That’s a great milestone to reach and yes, hopefully it will continue that way for all of us.

This is deserving of a cute puppy pic (meet Finley)...


Dx 9/7/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/19/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 5, 2020 04:18AM cathy67 wrote:

Hello Finley!

Oncotype 6, Dx 08/06/2019, IDC, Right, 2.1 cm, Grade2, 1/1 nodes,ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/9/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/26/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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